Godrevy and Godrevy Lighthouse
Godrevy is another "must" to visit when you stay in cottages in Cornwall. Godrevy is situated on the Atlantic coast about 3 miles from Hayle. It is owned by the National Trust and Godrevy Head has some of the best coastal walks and heathland in the county, with many species of plant, animal and insect life. The area surrounding Godrevy Head is classified as a site of special scientific interest. See the many magnificent views to St. Ives and over to the island and Godrevy Lighthouse.
Godrevy Head is bounded by rocks to the north and a wide sandy beach to the south which is popular for surfing.The cliffs, which stand around 80 feet above sea level and the craggy rocks off the coast of Godrevy Head form a renowned habitat for many unusual and rare seabirds including cormorants, fulmar, guillemot, and razorbills and several species of gull. There is also a substantial population of grey seals which can often be viewed basking on the rocks below and sometimes, bottlenose dolphins are sighted in the area.
Much of the Godrevy headland is open to the public and the area is popular with walkers. The South West coastal path runs around the whole promontory and there are several public car parks on the western side near to the cafe. There is easy access to the coast path from the B3301 road at Hell's Mouth, south-east of Godrevy Head. Magnificent! - Well worth a visit!!